Rainy Day Musings

April 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

We were supposed to work outside
First nice enough Spring Saturday

But it hasn’t stopped raining

So we cleaned out the fridge, ewww
and I sorted Canadian Tire money

I made the bed, disgruntled cats
And sorted my laundry

I cut strawberries and made jam
Hoping for ducks, it’s a great day for them

Because it hasn’t stopped raining

We put away groceries and laughed
How it’s the first nice enough Spring Saturday

How we were supposed to work outside
And glad that it hasn’t stopped raining


Making Lemonade…Figuratively

April 16, 2014 § 2 Comments

Since I can’t do anything about the weather, for now I’m stuck doing indoorsy stuff until Mother Nature sorts things out with Ol’ Man Winter. Oh well, it’s not like there aren’t a dozen little projects around the house that need attention. (Today I actually scrubbed the shower tiles…yes, that’s how bored I am.)

But yesterday I did something a little more up my alley and way more fun than today’s date with Scrubbing Bubbles.

I sewed myself a long coveted duvet cover. Hubby and I have been using the same green plaid comforter that we got as a wedding gift 19 years ago…I know, eh? We’ve gone through four beds/mattresses in that time but the blanket remained the same. It was always just one of those things…meh, we’ll get a new one sometime.

Anywho, a few weeks back I ordered two coordinating sheet sets on-line. It was a Groupon deal and I was really excited because the colours (purple/white with purple paisley pattern) would go perfect in my newly painted (light purple) bedroom. Unfortunately, I didn’t read the fine print and I assumed the sheets were 100% cotton, I wouldn’t have ordered them at all had I known that they weren’t.

Not that I have a huge grudge against polyester, I don’t, but I prefer to sleep on cotton bedding. Well, what a waste I thought. I washed them anyway, and though they softened quite a bit, it still wasn’t the same.  Then it occurred to me that I could make a duvet cover out of the top sheets and still get the look (if not quite the feel) I was going for.

So, right sides together I sewed all the way around the sheets with an inch seam and left a 5 inch gap in the middle of the bottom. Voila!  That’s all there was to it. I turned it outside right and stuffed our trusty comforter inside.

What a difference and it only took about an hour.


Middle of April – Updated

April 14, 2014 § 3 Comments

Update:  We never did get the promised kaboomies yesterday afternoon though it rained pretty steadily until this morning.

Around noon today the rain turned to this…

Ah crap!  This really sucks.


We had some heart pounding, out of skin jumping, adrenaline rushing thunder last night. Woohoo!  I love it and it’s my favourite part of a good storm.  Don’t get me wrong; the rushing wind, pelting rain and blinding flashes of lightning are awesome too but a good bout of raucous thunder just makes it so much better.

Unfortunately, it only lasted a few minutes then it moved on and down to a distant dull roar, awwww.  It’s okay though, we’re expected to get another storm this afternoon. Judging by the jump in humidity and wind velocity in the last hour, it won’t be too much longer.  Weeeeeeee!

Anyway, the remnants of winter are mostly gone now and the relief is palpable.

Neighbours are out raking out their lawns, kids are on their bikes and I even have some bulbs sprouting in my tree garden.  My windows are open, finally freed from their plastic cages and letting in the long awaited Spring air.  A good thunder storm is just icing (or bacon if you’re Hubby) on the cake.

I can’t wait for my Lilac to start blooming.


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